16 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

16 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Everglades National Park
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 4 nights
Drive
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Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
Drive
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Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Miami
— 3 nights
Fly

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Everglades National Park — 2 nights

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
Everglades National Park is known for wildlife, trails, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with Everglades City Fishing Charters, contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog, head off the coast to Long Pine Key, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Everglades National Park trip builder site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Everglades National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Everglades National Park. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in October; daily highs in Everglades National Park reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Key West — 4 nights

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Everglades National Park to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Big Pine Key.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Big Pine Key — 2 nights

Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through National Key Deer Refuge, then indulge in some personalized pampering at SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): look for gifts at Out of the Blue Gallery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Big Pine Key driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.
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Side Trips

Islamorada — 2 nights

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 10th (Mon), fulfill a lifelong dream with Theater of the Sea, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anne's Beach, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery - MM82. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Dolphin Research Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Islamorada trip planner.

Getting from Big Pine Key to Islamorada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.
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Side Trip

Key Largo — 2 nights

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
On the 12th (Wed), stop by Robert Is Here, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, then see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Key Largo day trip site.

Key Largo is very close to Islamorada. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.
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Side Trip

Miami — 3 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Road, and then steep yourself in history at Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Florida Airboat Rides, immerse yourself in nature at Oleta River State Park, and then take a stroll through Collins Avenue.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Miami day trip planning app.

You can drive from Key Largo to Miami in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Miami, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature
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